Every Thursday at noon GMT, I publish one of my photos as a writing prompt. If you know where the photo was taken, please keep it to yourself until the challenge is closed and I usually share something about the place during the round-up. Throughout the week I will feature as many of the responses […]
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The best computer ever made is nearly thirty years old. The Macintosh SE/30 was the highest-spec original all-in-one Macs, and it had the power of a workstation. It had expansion slots, and you could hang a color monitor off the back. It ran Unix. As such, it’s become the prize of any vintage computer collector, and [Kris] recently completed a restomod on our beige king. It’s a restored Macintosh SE/30, because yes, we need to see more of these. The restoration began with the case, which over the last thirty years had turned into an orange bromiated mess. This was …read more
I found this abandoned pawn shop building near Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, South Carolina. The beautifully weathered paint and metal surfaces really caught my eye. For the best viewing experience, click on an image to view a high resolution version. Cheers, C. S.
hippoquotes.com via Computer Quote — A Pondering Mind
At the online home of Irish poet Maurice Scully, you’ll find links to published works in PDF format and recordings of his poetry readings.
Charcoal and ink. Instagram.
Since 2011, photographer Conrad Benner has been celebrating Philadelphia’s thriving street-art scenes at Streets Dept, where he documents the city’s visual pulse one mural at a time.
Photographer Andrew Boyle captures the creativity on display with this fantastic photo essay of cosplayers at New York Comic Con.
Anime, sci-fi, horror, comedy: over at the VRV Blog, you’ll find thought-provoking articles on contemporary pop culture and the communities that engage with it.
When I say ‘fun’ I mean the blogging part, the actual creative writing and posting of pictures, thoughts and other fancies; the technical computer issues and ergonomics, not so much. First let me tell you that for years I got paid to sit at a desk with one or more computers on it, my little […]
Sometimes it is hard to remember just how far computers have come in the last three or four decades. An old NASA video (see below) has been restored with better sound and video recently that shows what passed for a giant computer in 1986. The Cray 2 runs at 250 MHz and had two gigabytes of memory (256 megabytes of million 64-bit words). Despite the breathless praise, history hasn’t been kind to the Cray 2. Based on ECL, it had 4 processors and –in theory — could reach 1,900 megaFLOPs/second (a FLOP is a floating point operation). However, practical problems …read more